Thursday, October 11, 2012

Book Series ~ Experiment in Terror

This summer, I came across a great book series that I've been wanting to share on the blog for weeks now.  I just realized that the books are all on sale for a few days, so figured I'd better write this post.  It is called Experiment in Terror by Karina Halle.  I love mysteries and I love paranormal, so you might want to be into that.  If not, the first book is totally free, so give it a try!  October is a great month to read books like this!!!

With all the vampire, werewolf and faerie books out there, it's easy to become numb to all things supernatural. The antidote? Darkhouse introduces two real and unforgettable characters, Perry Palomino & Dex Foray, amateur ghost hunters who are "attractive, relatable and oddly heroic," "flawed but loveable," "slightly crazy" and just the most endearing pair to ever tackle the paranormal...just don't call them normal. Darkhouse is a thrilling and sexy new take on concepts like Supernatural and The X-Files, bringing a breath of fresh air to a genre that has been inundated with the dead.

Darkhouse (Experiment in Terror #1)

Totally free, all the time on Kindle!
"There's always been some­thing a bit off about Perry Palomino. Though she's been deal­ing with a quarter-life cri­sis and post-college syn­drome like any other twen­tysome­thing, she's still not what you would call "ordi­nary." For one thing, there's her past which she likes to pre­tend never hap­pened, and then there's the fact that she sees ghosts. Luck­ily for her, that all comes in handy when she stum­bles across Dex Foray, an eccen­tric pro­ducer for an upcom­ing web­cast on ghost hunters. Even though the show's bud­get is non-existent and Dex him­self is a mad­den­ing enigma, Perry is instantly drawn into a world that both threat­ens her life and seduces her with a sense of impor­tance. Her uncle's haunted light­house pro­vides the per­fect cat­a­lyst and back­drop for a hor­rific mys­tery that unrav­els the threads of Perry's frag­ile san­ity and causes her to fall for a man, who, like the most dan­ger­ous of ghosts, may not be all that he seems."

I fell in love with Perry and of course Dex.  Seriously, these books are really good.  They are quick, cheap reads for the Kindle.  The books get great reviews, like nothing under 4 stars, good reviews!  I agree with them all, a really great series.  You can't help but really fall for Perry.  I will be honest, I rarely pay for books.  I get free kindle books, I track prices for when the prices drop.  I use the library system.  This is one  of the few series, I paid for the books because I could not wait.  Mind you, none of them cost more then $2.99, but still that is rare for me, lol.  This is a great time to buy the series, if you are unsure, then just get the freebie book #1.  I'm telling you, you will enjoy this series.

It is recommended for 16 and up, there are some graphic scenes.  None of the books scared me, and they honestly were not that gory and any gore was supernatural.  I'm not sure I'd let my 15 year old read it though, it one of those questionable ones.  She is driving me crazy to read Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy, which I told her no way.  I'd let her read Experiment in Terror first :)  The author has a great website, she is very open and honest.  She also gives sneak peeks, so check it out if you end up loving the series as much as I do!


Experiment in Terror - a mature New Adult Horror/Romance series

* I was not asked to do this review, I really love this series.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  There are Amazon affiliate links included though. *

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

What's Hot for 2012 - Costume Express Product Highlights

Here are the hot for 2012 Halloween Costumes according to Costume Express


The Avengers - Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Black Widow 
Batman - The Dark Knight Rises - Batman, Catwoman, Bane
The Amazing Spiderman 
G.I. Joe 2 - Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, Roadblock


Ninjas – They were extremely popular last year already and will be this year for both boys and girls “inspired” by the ninjas in G.I. Joe 2.
Professions – Astronaut, Army, Fireman…
Vampires/Werewolves/zombies/Witches – still popular for the older kids
Princesses – Disney and generic 
Classic Storybook – Wizard of Oz, Alice, Red riding hood…
Animals/Forest Creatures – Fairies, Butterflies, Lady Bugs, Bees, bunnies 
Other classic costumes categories that continue to be popular – Pirates, Historical, around the world

Video Games:

Skylanders – Spyro, Trigger Happy, Gill Grunt.
Angry Birds – We are adding baby, toddler and girls to the existing assortment. 
Mario Brothers – Still very popular
Girls movies/TV licenses:
Tangled Ever After 
Monster High – new characters added for this year: Ghoulia Yelps, Abbey Bominable, Spectra Vondergeist
Shake it up  - Disney Channel
Lalaloopsy – New Characters added - Deluxe Crumbs Sugar Cookie, Deluxe Jewel Sparkle, Deluxe Bee Spells A Lot
Strawberry Shortcake -  new character Cherry Jam featured in the new TV show – Strawberry Shortcake Berry Bitty Adventures on the Hub.
Tinker Bell Secret Of The Wings 
Winx Club 
Hello Kitty – Adding more designs and characters – Badtz maru, Chococat. 
Snow White & the Hunstman –Queen Ravenna Black Dress, Ravenna Skull Dress, Snow White, Snow White Armor and Hunstman available in tween/teen sizes

Boys TV Licenses:

Power rangers - we are adding special ranger and pink ranger.
Ben 10
Voltron (Nicktoons), 
Redakai (Cartoon Network)
Monsuno (Nicktoons)
Jake And The Neverland Pirates

$5 off $50 or more at Costume Express
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Blogger Opp ~ $200 Have it Your Way

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Free Redbox Rental this Wednesday

Redbox is giving away a free rental on Wednesday October 10, 2012 to celebrate their birthday.  Just enter the code "birthday" for a free rental!

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Dark Shadows DVD GIVEAWAY!

Warner Bros. Pictures is proud to announce the release of Dark Shadows on DVD and Blu-Ray October 2nd 2012; along with the Dark Shadows Blog App! 

From the incredible mind of Tim Burton comes the hit film Dark Shadows, based on the classic television series! Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp) has been trapped for two centuries by an evil witch (Eva Green) who just happens to be an ex lover.  Barnabas now has to struggle with the ever changing 1970s and save his families business!  With an all star cast that includes Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jonny Lee Miller and more, Dark Shadows will be sure to whet your appetite for fun.

We went and saw this movie opening weekend and loved it!  We did bring our kids, and it was a bit mature for our 11 year old, so make sure the kids are a bit older or you screen it first.  I never watched DARK SHADOWS, but my mom always talked about it growing up.  It was one of her favorite shows, and my husband watched it growing up.  We all enjoyed the movie, so you don't have to already be a fan.

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TV Store Online Halloween Costume Giveaway

I didn't realize that the sold a huge line of Halloween costumes until recently. They are the place to go if yo...